Exercises for the Abdomen are needed to achieve many goals. A beautiful belly is not the primary goal.
Sitting for a long time makes the abdominal muscles weak, which causes muscle imbalances and posture problems. Weak abdominal muscles lead to anterior pelvic tilt and increased curvature of the lumbar lordosis, which can lead to lower back pain.
Other issues associated with weak abdominal muscles, including a forward-leaning posture, lead to an imbalance in the body’s stability (balance), difficulty standing, hard to get up and down, and so on.
The main causes of abdominal muscle weakness are
- inactivity (as noted above – long sitting),
- injury, often from excessive and hasty exercise,
- surgery, and
- muscle disease.
In my massage clinic, I can conduct an assessment, collect history and give advice on correcting muscle imbalances.
The right way to improve the condition of the abdominal muscles is exercise.
But you must remember that excessive and inadequate exercise will have the opposite effect and will only worsen the situation. Therefore, you should be careful about performing exercises and start not at full strength.
Here is an example of a set of exercises for the abdominal muscles.
Now You can find hundreds of similar complexes on the Internet, but be careful. Not all information has been verified and is suitable for you.
In the example above, the exercises are performed by a well-trained man with athletic muscles. So If you try to repeat this complex immediately and in full, you will end up with even weaker and tender muscles.
If you are unsure of your fitness level,
start with a consultation.
You can also
- make movements in a limited amount and not in full force,
- reduce the number of repetitions, and increase the pauses between sets
- skip some exercises.
It’s a great idea to learn the exercises first: do the exercise slowly, trying to understand and feel the muscles for which it is intended.
If you feel that the muscles are working at the maximum level, this means the exercise is too difficult for you. Do not rush to include it in your workout.
Monitor your pulse and breathing. Don’t let them get too high.
Remember, exercise should be appropriate for both your physical activity level and your age.
Once again, if you do not have experience, then start with a consultation and learning first. This will prevent you from making mistakes and muscle problems.